Alex Phillip '23 and Gabriella Kreuz '14
Originally published on JCUSports.com
On Wednesday evening at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Alex Phillip was crowned as the Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year at the 2022 Greater Cleveland Sports Awards.
Phillip was recognized after making NCAA Division III history as a "Triple Crown" winner. The Akron native first won the 2021 NCAA D-III Cross Country National Championship, setting a record in the process. Then, Phillip won both the 3000m and 5000m races at the 2022 NCAA D-III Indoor Track & Field Championships. He became the first-ever male in D-III history to win all three in the same season.